PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturning Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction on Wednesday ends an almost two-decade-long legal saga. It all started in 2004 when Andrea Constand accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in his Elkins Park home.
The following year, then Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor announced that he will not charge Cosby.READ MORE: SEPTA Union Unanimously Approves Strike If Deal Isn't Reached
In 2006, Cosby settled a civil lawsuit filed by Constand.
In a deposition for that lawsuit, Cosby admitted getting quaaludes to give to women.READ MORE: Double Shooting In Eastwick Kills 25-Year-Old Man, Wounds Pregnant Woman: Police
Almost a decade later, Montgomery County prosecutor Kevin Steele reopened the case against Cosby and he was arrested in December 2015.
The jury spent more than 50 hours deliberating in Cosby’s first trial but when they couldn’t reach a verdict, the judge declared a mistrial.
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He had been in prison since September 2018 when the judge sentenced him to three to ten years behind bars until the conviction was thrown out this afternoon.